Image ManipulationAll of the students now know how to use Adobe Photoshop Elements to remove the background from an image. They can save the image as a PNG file and import it into Scratch. Students are finding this a handy skill to have--they are using it on a wide range of images!
|Brainstorming 'green' architecture features.|
ProgrammingThis past week we learned how to use the 'Make a Block' block in Scratch. It's very handy when you are repeating the same lines of code over and over again.
Students continued to create programs that feature:
- reset code
- broadcast message / when I receive message blocks
- changing backgrounds
- imported images
Below are some photos of the Thursday afternoon class and the programs they've been working on .
Taking a BreakLast week was the last week of classes until January. Gifted Program classes stop a couple of weeks before winter break so that students can fully participate in the extra activities and events occurring in their home school. During this time I will be doing assessments with students who have been referred to the program.
Have a great December and enjoyable winter break. I look forward to working with the students again in January!
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